- B.A., Psychology, Highest Honors and College Honors, University of California at Santa Cruz, 1980
- Ph.D., Social Psychology, University of California at Santa Cruz, 1990
- J.D., UCLA School of Law, 1994
- State Bar of California
Sally S. Costanzo
Sally S. Costanzo is Senior Counsel at Friedman Stroffe & Gerard, P.C. She is experienced in both employment litigation and employment transactional matters.
- Employment & Labor
Sally represents employers and management in connection with a wide variety of employment and labor matters, ranging from wrongful termination and employment discrimination to employer counseling and advice. Sally’s transactional employment law experience includes advising employers in all aspects of employment practices, including hiring and firing, employee discipline, wage and hour law, workplace privacy, internal investigations, leaves of absence, as well as drafting documents relating to all aspects of the employment relationship including employment agreements, employee handbooks and workplace policies, disciplinary memoranda, and compensation agreements.
Sally’s litigation experience includes handling cases in both state and federal courts in employment-related claims such as wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, breach of contract, unfair competition, defamation, and wage and hour class actions. Sally has experience handling cases in both state and federal courts, and in mediations and arbitrations. Sally also represents management in administrative claims, government audits, and investigations into various compliance issues. These include wage and hour matters before the U.S. Department of Labor and the California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, complaints of employment discrimination filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, and Labor Code section 132a discrimination petitions filed with the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board.
News and Publications
- Published four articles in academic journals on the jury decision-making process.